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5 Signs it Might be Time for a Career Change

Tess,   7th January 2020

5 Signs it Might be Time for a Career Change

Not everyone knows what they want to do when they enter the workforce. In fact, by the age of 50 the average person will have had 12 different jobs. So, if you’re considering a career change, you’re not alone.

We have listed below 5 signs that it might be time for a career change. If you feel that any, or all of the below relate to you, then get in touch with us regarding your next steps…

Sunday Fear

We all dread work from time to time and we all wish the weekend would last a little longer. How many times have you thought that the weekends go too fast? That doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy your job, it doesn’t mean you hate what you do, but… if you dread the thought of work on Monday, to the point where you get sad, angry, or anxious, then it’s probably time to think about a new job.

Keep Complaining

If you have nothing nice to say about your job and all you do is moan and complain, then it’s time to seek a new opportunity. It’s normal to moan about your job from time to time. However, if you find yourself continually complaining, with nothing positive to say, it’s time to move on.


If you feel dissatisfied, uninterested or just don’t care then you’re most likely bored in your role. There might be things you can do to improve this, such as training courses, targets, or a change in responsibilities. If you’re still bored, it’s time to think about a career change.


We can’t be happy all of the time but if you are are consistently unhappy, down or depressed then it might be time to not only think about a career change but also consider a break. If work is the thing that is causing you the most unhappiness in your life then it is not worth affecting your mental health for, put your health and happiness first. You should work to live, not live to work.

There is no Opportunity

If the business you work for has no career opportunities and you want to progress, then it might be time to look elsewhere. Also, if your boss refuses to discuss your pay, put you on training courses, or look at improving the benefits package, it is time to move on. A good manager will at least be open to a discussion.